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Photo Credit: Elizabeth Newman

Quick Lemon Chicken Bocconcini

5 MINPrep Time
10 MINCook Time
2Servings
(1)
by Giadzy
Beginner
Photo Credit: Elizabeth Newman
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In Italian, "Bocconcini" means "tidbits" - so this is basically the Italian version of chicken nuggets!

This recipe was sent to us from Giada's mom, Veronica - and we're just obsessed with it. We love this quick and easy technique to give bite-sized pieces of chicken tons of flavor and a golden brown crust.

Serve this over rice and vegetables, alongside a salad, or just dunk them into your favorite dipping sauce for the easiest comfort meal ever.

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Quick Lemon Chicken Bocconcini

Category

Main Course

Servings

2

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes

Calories

306

Author:

The Giadzy Kitchen

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add flour and salt to a small bowl or a large plastic bag. Add the chicken pieces to the flour and toss well to coat.
  2. Heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, add the olive oil. Let the oil heat up for 30 seconds. Add the chicken pieces to the pan, shaking off any excess flour as you go. Add the dried rosemary to the pan alongside the chicken. Cook the chicken undisturbed for about 5 minutes or until the first side is golden brown. Flip the chicken and begin to cook the chicken on the second side.
  3. Add the lemon juice to the pan and continue to cook until the juice is almost entirely evaporated, about 3 to 4 minutes longer. Sprinkle the chicken evenly with the breadcrumbs. Cook, stirring often with a rubber spatula until the breadcrumbs are golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes longer. Once the breadcrumbs have browned, remove the pan from the heat.

  4. Serve hot alongside rice, pasta, salad, vegetables and more.

Nutrition

Nutrition

Nutrition Serving Size
2
per serving
Calories
306
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
Carbs
23 grams
Protein
28 grams
Fat
11 grams
Saturated Fat
2 grams
Cholesterol
73 milligrams
Sodium
787 milligrams
Fiber
1 grams
Sugar
1 grams
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6 reviews & comments

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    The Giadzy Kitchen - Oct 06
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    @Tim—yes!

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    Tim - Oct 06
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    I have fresh rosemary. Can I use it instead of dried?

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    The Giadzy Kitchen - Sep 12
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    @Dennis if you click the printer icon up by the picture, you should be able to print without ads!

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    Dennis - Sep 12
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    This is a comment, not a review. Even considering that I have established an account on “Giadzy”, when I attempt to print a recipe that I like, I cannot delete the very intrusive ads that pop up. What I am left with is a printed recipe with an ad in the middle of the recipe text, making it impossible to read the entire recipe. If this isn’t rectified, I will have no other choice but to delete my account and go elsewhere. I love Giada’s recipes, but when I can’t read them, what other choice is there?

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    RT - Feb 16
    ★★★★★
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    This recipe was delicious! I served it as the hub of a happy hour, and everyone loved it! Truly was the piece de resistance! Easy, and fun to tell everyone it was Giada’s Mom’s recipe!!

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    Christina Johnston - Jun 09
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    This chicken is so delicious and most importantly quick and easy! I have also used fresh ground Italian seasoning when I didn’t have rosemary in the garden. Still excellent. I love lots of lemon so I add a little more than the recipe calls for. I put this chicken over a chopped salad, in a grain bowl, in wraps, and over pasta with a simple alio y olio. It’s a win win every time.

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